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New SBC President commits to move sex abuse reforms forward

US SBC annual meeting Bart Barber

Anaheim, California, US AP The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention said on Wednesday he will accelerate sex abuse reforms in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Texas pastor Bart Barber’s first priority: to assemble a panel of people – Southern Baptist leaders and experts – to shepherd this work for the whole convention as mandated […]

In the US, Southern Baptists face push for public list of sex abusers

US SBC Ed Litton 15 June 2021

United StatesAP A blistering report on the Southern Baptist Convention’s mishandling of sex abuse allegations is raising the prospect that the denomination, for the first time, will create a publicly accessible database of pastors and other church personnel known to be abusers. The creation of an “Offender Information System” was one of the key recommendations […]